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    Refugees in northern Uganda now have ‘democracy’, but no authority

Refugees in northern Uganda now have ‘democracy’, but no authority

In the wake of a democratic election in northern Uganda’s Palabek Refugee camp, Charles Ogeno and Ryan O’Byrne interrogate what this new ‘refugee governance’ really means for those governed by it.

This article is part of our #LSEReturn series, exploring themes around Displacement and Return.

Refugees and elections

Refugee camps have a bad reputation. Their portrayal is often one-dimensional and dehumanising. They are […]

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    Book Review – “The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa” by Alex de Waal

Book Review – “The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa” by Alex de Waal

Duncan Green says key message of this book is a poweful one and a must read for those interest in the Horn of Africa

There’s a balance to be struck in writing any non-fiction book. Narrative v information. How often do you return to the overarching storyline, the message of the book, the thing you want the reader to take away? […]

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    Book Review – Mediators, Contract Men, and Colonial Capital, by Cassandra Mark Thiesen

Book Review – Mediators, Contract Men, and Colonial Capital, by Cassandra Mark Thiesen

Henry Brefo describes this book as a rich historical archive that enriches our understanding of the dynamic history of labour in the Gold Coast

Cassandra Mark Thiesen in Mediators, Contract Men, and Colonial Capital 2018 illuminates the dynamic interaction between capital, labour and industry during the initial phase of colonialism in the Gold Coast (1870s-1900s). The author unearths the complex […]

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    Book Review: The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa: Beyond the Margins. Edited by Wale Adebanwi

Book Review: The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa: Beyond the Margins. Edited by Wale Adebanwi

Fabien Cante says this book is a formidable place to start for those seeking to move beyond policy approaches.

In a recent essay, LSE’s Kate Meagher ponders a sudden shift in the narrative about Sub-Saharan Africa. She is puzzled that a demographic reality once looked upon with despair – the fact that the number of people able to work continues […]

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    Book Review: Zimbabwe’s Migrants and South Africa’s Border Farms: The Roots of Impermanence by Maxim Bolt

Book Review: Zimbabwe’s Migrants and South Africa’s Border Farms: The Roots of Impermanence by Maxim Bolt

Dagna Rams argues Bolt’s book should appeal to anthropologists interested in borderlands and political economy of agriculture.

Maxim Bolt’s book Zimbabwe’s Migrants and South Africa’s Border Farms: The Roots of Impermanence shines a light on the life of the South African borderland with Zimbabwe, where white farmers escaping Mugabe’s repressive politics moved to establish themselves and hired a black workforce. […]

Book Review – Love Does Not Win Elections by Ayisha Osori

Bronwen Manby says this humorous book gives a unique insight into Nigerian politics.

This unique book should be required reading for those interested in the promotion and consolidation of democracy, whether as scholar or activist. It offers a candidate’s-eye view of what it takes to contest a primary election to run for office as a member of Nigeria’s House of […]

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    Book Review: The African Garrison State: Human Rights and Political Development in Eritrea by Daniel R. Mekonnen and Kjetil Tronvoll

Book Review: The African Garrison State: Human Rights and Political Development in Eritrea by Daniel R. Mekonnen and Kjetil Tronvoll

Wayne Chavulimu Kalika says this book fills the literature gap in untangling the escalating militarisation and the continuous violation of human rights not only in Eritrea but also in the entire African continent.

The African Garrison State: Human Rights and Political Development in Eritrea is a Grand East African Series book written by Kjetil Tronvoll and Daniel R. Mekonnen, Both […]

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    Book Review: Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy Edited by Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid

Book Review: Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy Edited by Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid

Jonah Lipton says that this book is a valuable contribution to the Ebola literature but also key for anyone interested in the state of Africa, epidemiology, and political economy.

Register to hear the editors of this book, Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid speak at LSE on Thursday 22 April at 6.30pm, A Preventable Epidemic: The Ebola outbreak and failures of […]

Book Review: Thabo Mbeki by Adekeye Adebajo

Nicodemus Minde says this book offers not only Thabo Mbeki’ s story but the history of the nationalist and anti-apartheid struggle movement of the African National Congress.

Adekeye Adebajo, the director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg writes a short and succinct biography of former South African President Thabo Mbeki. For a writer who […]

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    Recalibration or Power Consolidation of African Ruling Parties?

Recalibration or Power Consolidation of African Ruling Parties?

Nicodemus Minde explores the recent political changes in African ruling parties. Are they recalibrating or consolidating power?

There is an interesting wave of political change that has been happening in African ruling political parties. The resignation of Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn came a week after that of South African embattled President Jacob Zuma. While the nine lives of Jacob […]

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